Thelonious Monk’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses was recorded for the 1960 French film of that name and somehow slipped through the cracks of history. Monk was at a peak during the session, conjuring memories of the blues and turning jazz into Cu... more

Jun 20, 2017 1:40 PM Album Reviews

Their influences may be familiar, but the Mike Benign Compulsion pack their latest album with surprises. more

May 16, 2017 3:44 PM Local Music

If you can get past the cheesy cover and lead-off title track, you’ll discover that Life’s A Party—the new album from Milwaukee singer-songwriter/guitarist Jackie Brown and her band—is a smooth and sophisticated blend of catchy pop, rock an... more

May 16, 2017 3:36 PM Album Reviews

With their heaving riffs and soccer chant cadences, Milwaukee’s Bad Bread could easily be mistaken for a London punk band circa 1978. more

Apr 18, 2017 2:55 PM Local Music

Milwaukee rockers Red Stuff have never sounded more freewheeling than on their latest album, recorded during a single one-hour practice session and completely composed on the spot. more

Apr 11, 2017 3:58 PM Local Music 2 Comments

Milwaukee power-pop virtuosos Midnight Reruns have spent three albums charting the ways teenage angst crystallizes into quarter-life resignation, with songs less about turning lemons into lemonade than about learning to settle for ice water. That .. more

Mar 24, 2017 5:03 PM On Music

This Saturday, March 18, the tallest building in Wisconsinwill serve as a vertical race track so that a few thousand area residents canhave a good time getting high and raising money for a great cause. It’s the 8thannual Milwaukee Fight fo.. more

Mar 13, 2017 4:53 PM Around MKE

With the exception of several ’70s progressive rock bands that caught the ears of prog fans, Italian rock has been a local phenomenon. Italy’s Zucchero has sold millions of discs around the world, and collaborated with the likes of Eric Cla... more

Mar 7, 2017 2:45 PM Album Reviews

From the Himalayan Mountains of India, Milwaukee soul singer Abby Jeanne talks about her new album, Rebel Love. more

Feb 14, 2017 3:19 PM Local Music

“I think there should be more bands with kids our age. It inspires people.” more

Feb 7, 2017 4:39 PM Local Music

Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi talks about the band’s new album and why, despite what you might read online, rock is not dead. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:01 PM Music Feature


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Milwaukee surf-punks The Pukes celebrated the overdue vinyl release of their debut album with a colorful show Friday night. more

Jan 30, 2017 8:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

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The Canadian hockey-player-turned-musician seemed comfortable in a venue far smaller than the ones he usually plays. more

Jan 27, 2017 8:00 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

Even when it channels angst, a sense of peace carries through the Milwaukee band’s latest LP. more

Jan 10, 2017 4:03 PM Local Music


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Windy City quintet The Flat Five looked to the bright folk, pop and rock of yesteryear during a loving near-capacity show. more

Jan 9, 2017 9:44 AM Concert Reviews

One of punk’s pioneering voices and rock’s most respected songwriters, Patti Smith is making her long-overdue return to Milwaukee. Smith will perform at the Milwaukee Theatre on March 9 at 8 p.m., the promoter announced today. It’ll be her first c.. more

Jan 3, 2017 11:01 AM On Music

Tyne Darling’s Tommy Vollman gives his published short stories a second life on his hopeful, if lonesome, latest album. more

Dec 20, 2016 2:38 PM Local Music


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David Bowie deserved better than the cursory, by-the-numbers covers of his biggest hits MSO delivered this weekend. more

Dec 12, 2016 10:45 AM Concert Reviews 1 Comments

Several Christmas tours swing through the city, while the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to David Bowie and joins forces with the Celtic Woman vocal quartet. more

Dec 6, 2016 4:13 PM This Week in Milwaukee